Real crime documentaries about cannibals were popular a few months ago. An unreported crime occurred in 2016 and 2018, which was brought to the forefront by the Grand Junction District Judge, Colorado. To learn more, people in the United States as well as the United Kingdom are visiting the internet.

What was the connection between this case and others? Let’s get into the Sunset Mesa Home Funeral scam.

Who was the accuser?

The case number 20 CR-00098 is the subject of the lawsuit. Megan Hess (46), who was previously the director of Sunset Mesa Funeral Home (her mother Shirley Koch (69), was also the primary defendant.

Who are the victims?

Megan and Koch were able to sell body parts from more than 560 corpses. All 560 bodies were cremated at Sunset Mesa Funeral Home.

What was the evidence of illegal trading?

In 2016 and 2018, string operations that revealed human body parts sales were in high demand. Megan Hess Sunset Mesa Funeral home used offer free cremation for the corpse to family members if they donated body parts. Megan would charge $1,000.00 for any family members who did not wish to donate the body parts.

Selling organs, such as heart, kidney, liver, eyes or any other human organs, that can be transplanted is illegal in the USA. But, the US law doesn’t regulate the sale or transfer of human body parts like head, hands and legs.

Megan and Koch at Sunset Mesa Home Funeral were allowed to remove the body of the deceased person’s corpse, then assemble the parts with those of other corpses and sell them. Megan would later deliver the fake ashes from the deceased body to the families.

Between 2016 and 2018, this scam was exposed, as well as coverage of illegal activities at other funeral home.

Was the lawsuit about ?

Megan and Koch sold illegally body parts from corpses. Megan, who was the former director at Sunset Mesa Funeral Home, is accused of selling corpse parts without the consent of their families. Other charges included cutting the body parts of the corpses.

Social media links

  • LinkedIn
  • Sunset Mesa Facebook crime pages


Megan was sentenced by the court to 20 years federal imprisonment, and Koch to 15 year. The prosecution wanted to punish Megan with a more severe sentence because the victims’ families felt that 20 years was too much. One of the defense lawyers tried to secure a future date, stating that one was on leave for pregnancy. There were already more than 200 viewers watching the video.